Job: Maui mayor’s executive assistant
Background: Former Maui County Councilman; Maui Economic Opportunity board member
What is the most pressing quality of life issue, and what would you do about it?
We need to address our aging water infrastructure to continue providing safe drinking water and to reduce water being wasted due to leaks. Water rate increases will have to be considered in order to address our infrastructure needs.
What is the most important issue facing Maui County, and how would you address it?
Affordable housing and rentals and public housing for the homeless are important issues. I would propose the use of funds from the Affordable Housing Fund, creation of a down payment assistance program, partnering with nonprofits and applying for grants to address these concerns.